Pray for one another.

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How many times have you been in a place in life, where all you knew to do was pray? There are situations that we face, where there are no clear answers, and your future is uncertain. Faith is the only way to make it through these times. Prayer is the key to facing the unknown and overcoming the fear. Prayer is vital to our existence. Having other people pray for you is extremely important as well. Sometimes, as humans, we don’t take prayer for others as serious as we should. We may overlook the value of how effective your prayers for someone else can be. In fact, we have all been guilty of overlooking, or bypassing a request from someone…for prayer. When people say to you, “I need prayer”, this is not just a fleeting comment. This is real, and many times…a call out in exasperation. People don’t commonly just ask for prayer for no particular reason. They have a need, a silent fear or doubt…and they need to know they are not alone. Yesterday, I came across several moments that made me realize this first hand. My husband and I are facing some serious unknowns in our business; as well as some other serious issues. In passing…I was asked the common question, “how are you?”. I answered honestly, because I honestly hoped I would be heard. I said, “I need prayer”. I counted four different times this happened, just yesterday. Not one time…did the people really “hear” me. I only bring this up…so that we can learn to listen more effectively. We are all busy, and we all have days packed filled with schedules and deadlines. However, we can all take just a few extra seconds in our day to listen to the hearts of others. If someone says to you, “I need prayer”, please simply ask them…”how can I pray for you?” It’s ok to add the comment, “I only have one minute, but I want to add your need to my prayers today.” God’s desire is that we will help one another. One of the most powerful things you can do for someone else, is to hear a second of their heart…and pray for them.

As you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. 2 CORINTHIANS 1:11

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. JAMES 5:16

God is with us.

Layla

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Layla Freeman

Layla Freeman is a wife, mother, friend, and encourager to all. She is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. Layla is the C.E.O. and Founder of the Non-Profit outreach ministry called “Light of Hope”. www.lightofhopeinc.org. This is an outreach to help individuals and families who are struggling with addiction and life difficulties. On Christmas Eve 2013, Layla lost her oldest daughter Ashley. Ashley was only 23 years old. There is no greater pain than child loss. Layla attributes her ability to face each day, to the overwhelming love of Jesus, who carries her through. This very difficult journey has given Layla the desire to help those who are facing difficult times and to help people see the hope. Her love for helping others is the passion behind Light of Hope. Light of Hope non-profit ministry has a vast variety of services that encourage, educate, empower and bring change and hope to the lives of those who need restoration and new life. Layla was awarded the Non-Profit “Leading Lady” award of Rogers County in 2018. She was also voted #1 community volunteer “Best of Claremore” in both 2019 & 2020. On June 9, 2020, Layla Freeman was Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical National Registry, as well as recognized as an “Amazing Oklahoman” in October 2020. Additionally, her non-profit Light of Hope was awarded the "Non-Profit of the Year" in both 2019 & 2020 and is also the winner of the International 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Community Drug Prevention Award. Layla is also an author. Her first book publication, HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE, offers hope in the midst of dark times. Layla is also the author of the encouragement blog “Layla’s Light,” found on Facebook or on her website, www.laylafreeman.com. She has been actively writing since 2001. Layla’s personal experience in the extreme difficulties of life gives her a deep understanding of brokenness. Therefore, Layla’s writing and passion behind her desire to help others is empowered by the truth of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness, and the hope we find in God’s promises. Layla is also a Business Owner/Vice President of Asset Industrial, Inc. She and her husband, Randall, work together providing services necessary for the oil refinery industry. She is also a respected Executive Committee Board Member, serving on the State Northeast Oklahoma Workforce Development Board. Layla is a public speaker and enjoys the opportunity to speak and present to groups, schools, churches, organizations, conferences, etc. She has a passion to bring awareness, education, and hope to our society. She believes that working together, and collaboration with others is the key to healthy families and stronger communities. In addition, Layla is a Stephen Minister, Congregational Care Minister, Lay Servant/Speaker, and a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Layla has two daughters who face Type 1 Diabetes daily).

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